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pontificate

verb

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disapproving to speak or express your opinion about something in a way that shows that you think you are always right
  • We had to listen to her pontificate about the best way to raise children.

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The first known use of pontificate was in the 15th century

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“Pontificate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pontificate. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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